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Brooklyn restaurateurs Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo believe that every great meal starts with two essential elements: kindness and salt. Kindness is the spirit of warmth and hospitality that underlies every meal at their restaurants. Salt is shorthand for cooking carefully and bringing out the best in your ingredients. The combination of the two can elevate even a quick meal into a special occasion.
Doug Crowell is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He worked in the kitchens at a number of restaurants in Boston and New York, including Picholine and La Grenouille, before moving to the front-of-house to run several of Manhattan’s largest and most popular dining rooms. In 2008 he opened Buttermilk Channel and followed by French Louie in 2014.
Ryan Angulo was born and raised in Rhode Island, where he attended the Culinary Arts Program at Johnson & Wales University. Ryan has worked at restaurants in Rhode Island, California, Atlanta, New Orleans, Hawaii, and New York. In 2008, he opened Buttermilk Channel with Doug Crowell, and serves as its executive chef. In 2014 he opened French Louis as chef and co-owner. His take on American cuisine has been featured in the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Time Out New York, Food & Wine, and on the Food Network.
Doug and Ryan will be in conversation with Matt Rodbard, the Editor-in-Chief of TASTE.